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Utility Scale Solar Power Project - P155662

 | Published December 2, 2015
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Solar Resource Mapping And Site Selection For Solar Pv Power Plants QCBS Contract AwardNotice Scope of Contract: SOLARRESOURCE MAPPING AND SITE SELECTION FOR SOLAR PV POWER PLANTS,SPP-CS-1/2015 Minimum Qualifying TechnicalScore: 80 Consultants'names Effergy Energia S.C.Spain Geo Model Solar (Slovakia) ?(sub-Consultant ? CSP Services GmbH(Germany)) City/Country Spain Slovakia, Germany Status: Awarded Consultant/Firm Evaluated Consultant/Firm TechnicalScore 89.15 94.17 FinancialScore 100.00 55.09 CombinedScore 91.32 86.36 Criteria (i)Specific experience of the Consultant (as a firm) relevant to the Assignment: 9.64 9.98 (ii)Adequacy and quality of the proposed technical approach, methodology and work plan in responding to the Terms ofReference 39.24 40.77 (iii)Key  Experts' qualifications and competence for the Assignment 35.77 38.78 (iv)Transfer of knowledge (training) program 4.50 4.64 Price as readout 206.220,00 EUR / 111.263.938,80AMD 374.308,00 EUR / 201.954.138,32 AMD Final EvaluationPrice 111.263.938,80 AMD 201.954.138,32 AMD Final NegotiatedPrice 206.220 EUR (excluding raxes) 309.330 EUR (including taxes) Rank 1 2 Other ShortlistedConsultant(s)/Firm(s) Consultants'names JV Solar Technology Advisors (Lead partner) ? NIXUS (Member) ? IRSOLAV(Member) ? CJSC Scientific Research Institute of Energy JV GOPA International Energy Consultants GmbH (Lead Partner) ? Suntrace GmbH(Member) ? DHD Contact LLC (sub-consultant) WSPParsons Brinckerhoff ? AWS Truepower(sub-consultant) JV Tractebel Engineering (LeadPartner) ? CSP Services GmbH (Member) ? LahmeyerInternational (sub-contractor) ? Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG (sub-contractor), EA Advisory Services(sub-contractor) City/Country Spain, Armenia Germany, Armenia UK, Spain Belgium, Germany, Armenia ProposalSubmitted: No No No No

Armenia Business Support Office - Economic Expert

 | Published March 31, 2017  -  Deadline April 27, 2017
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Project Description:
Effective public-private dialogue ('PPD') is vital for private sector development as it can steer and encourage much needed reforms by the government while providing governments in turn with support from the private sector community. The Investment Climate and Governance Initiative (ICGI) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'Bank' or 'EBRD') serves as the focal point and coordination hub for the EBRD's policy reform dialogue in the areas of investment climate and economic governance, including on PPD platforms.

EBRD has been supporting the Business Support Office – the PPD platform in Armenia – since 2007. The BSO has supported significant improvements in the Armenian business environment by striking a balance between the interests of the state (rule of law, economic policy, efficient inspections, consumer protection) and the private sector (to reduce the burden of inspections, tackle corruption, improve the complaints mechanism).

A Senior Consultant, Business Support Office ('BSO') has been engaged by the EBRD to establish and maintain high-level dialogue between the government, the business community and donors in Armenia. The Senior Consultant assists with the structure of the PPD platforms, as well as with facilitating the running of the dialogue and day-to-day maintenance of the work of the BSO. The Senior Consultant is assisted by other professionals providing legal, economic and communications expertise.

Assignment Description:
The EBRD now intends to engage an individual economic expert (the 'Consultant') to assist the Senior Consultant with economic expertise (the 'Assignment'). The tasks of the Consultant will include, inter alia, the following:

• Support the Senior Consultant to steer the process and manage the day-to-day operations of the SME Development Council Secretariat;
• Support the Senior Consultant to identify key impediments to SME development by local and foreign enterprises, associations, unions and main drivers and agents for consideration by the SME Development Council;
• Carry out information support of the SME Development Council Secretariat's activities; analyse and summarise the proposals directed at SME development received from business community, state agencies and international organisations;
• Implement due analysis of economic and private sector development issues and submit proposals aimed at SME development to the Senior Consultant;
• Ensure the preparation of necessary documents for holding the SME Development Council sessions and assisting the decision making process;
• Assist the Senior Consultant as necessary in supporting the SME Development Council deliberations;
• Based on the SME Development Council decisions prepare proposals, solutions aimed at SME development in the country by incorporating the best international practice. Involve private sector representatives in the process: seek their comments, opinions, suggestions and discuss those in larger forums with other stakeholders;
• Under the direction of the Senior Consultant, create specific working groups_ Coordinate with other stakeholders involved in working groups. Provide support in respect of economic expertise;
• Assist the Senior Consultant as necessary in organisation of round tables to discuss the issues vested in the SME Development Council;
• Support the Senior Consultant to follow the process of implementation of the SME Development Council decisions;
• Contribute to the activities targeted at raising public awareness on the SME Development Council decisions through development of targeted materials;
• Prepare research on the business environment in Armenia;
• Provide advice and advocacy to SMEs in tax, customs and/or other business topics;
• Conduct trainings for SMEs on business regulations in Armenia;
• Contribute to the development of the Business Support Office web site, booklets, news bulletins, etc. through collection and processing of information;
• Under the direction of the Senior Consultant, participate in implementation of programmes and projects fulfilled by the international organisations in the sphere of SME development;
• Draft interim and annual reports for the Senior Consultant summarising the achievements of the policy dialogue which will be provided to the SME Development Council;
• Draft interim and annual reports for the Senior Consultant summarising the achievements of the assignment to be submitted to the Bank's Resident Office in Yerevan and specified staff at the Bank's Headquarters in London;
• Participate in conferences and workshops, where appropriate, on investment climate with a view to leaning lessons from the experiences gained by other countries that have faced similar issues and also to exchanging ideas with them how to address common situations; and
• Any other tasks that may arise.

Interested applicants are invited to read the Terms of Reference for additional information on the scope of services required: http://www.ebrd.com/documents/procurement/68612-tor.pdf

Status of Selection Process:
Interested individual experts or firms interested to nominate an expert are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration:
The Assignment is expected to start in May 2017 and last for 12 months with possible extension, subject to business needs, satisfactory performance of the Consultant, and the availability of further funding. This is full-time role and the Consultant is expected to be resident in Armenia.

Value Added Tax (VAT):
The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an International Financial Institution and state this to the Bank in their response to Notification of Assignment. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (eg VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source:
The contract will be financed through the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund. Please note selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility:
There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile:
Individual services are required. The Consultant shall be an expert (individual expert or an expert nominated by a firm) preferably with preferably the following qualifications, experience and personal qualities:
• Background in economics or related field, with preferably at least one postgraduate;
• Ideally 3 years or more of relevant professional experience at senior level;
• Experience of working with government organisations will be an asset;
• Good understanding of the process of economic reform in Armenia;
• Analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and report on complex issues;
• Ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community;
• Ability to work effectively in a team;
• Ability to prioritise and work under the pressure of deadlines;
• Excellent written and spoken Armenian and English. Good knowledge of Russian will be an advantage.

Submission Requirements:
In order to determine the capability and experience of experts seeking to be selected for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how the expert believes he/she satisfies the requirements as defined above under Consultant Profile;

2. CV (not exceeding 4 pages) which should include full descriptions of responsibilities carried out, not just a job title, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives;

3. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The complete expression of interest (including cover letter, CV, declaration and contact sheet etc.) shall be one file (pdf) to be uploaded to eSelection. The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of experts submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size (4 MB) is exceeded, the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:
Paula Alegria
Deputy Head TC Operations
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square, London, EC2A 2JN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7338 7589
e-mail: AlegriaP@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:
1. Consulting firms (proposing individuals) and individuals may apply. Consulting Firms nominating an individual expert shall submit (separate) individual applications for each expert via eSelection. Single applications for a number of experts containing various CVs may result in rejection of such application and all concerned experts.

2. Written Questions and Clarifications:
Applicants may submit the questions concerning this procurement notice in writing only via email to the Bank's contact person listed above. The deadline for receipt of requests for clarifications is 20 April 2017 at 14:00 hrs (GMT). No questions will be accepted after this date.

3. The shortlist criteria and weightings are:

(a) Background in economics or related field, with preferably at least one postgraduate degree in one of these subjects 10%
(b) professional experience at senior level, preferably both in the public and private sectors 10%
(c) Experience of working with government organisations 10%
(d) Understanding of the process of economic reform in Armenia 10%
(e) Analytical skills, with the ability to interpret and report on complex issues 10%
(f) Ability to interact effectively with senior officials in government and the business community 10%
(g) Ability to work effectively in a team 5%
(h) Ability to prioritise and work under the pressure of deadlines 5%
(i) Language skills (Armenian, Russian and English) 5%
(j) Interview 25%

Interviews
Following the evaluation of expressions of interest received, up to the 6 highest-ranked consultants will be invited to attend an interview.

The Bank will consult with the consultant regarding the format (e.g. skype call, meeting, conference call, etc.) and date of the interview at the time of the invitation. Please note that all and any costs incurred by the Consultant in connection with attendance to interviews will not reimbursed by the Bank.

4. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

IDF-ELECTRONIC PERMITTING - P131036

 | Published October 27, 2015
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Development Of A Unified Electronic Address Registry QCBS, QBS, FBS, and LCSContract Award Notice Country:Republic of Armenia Project Name:  Electronic Processing and One-Stop Shop for Construction Permits Project Grant No. TF 012782 Scope of Contract: Development of a unified electronic address registry Minimum Qualifying TechnicalScore: 80 Consultants'names VXSoft Ltd (Ireland) andsub-consultant VXSoft LLC (Armenia) JV UniSystemsInformationTechnology Systems Commercial SA (Greece) and VGM Partners Ltd (UK) IOS Partners,Inc (USA) withits wholly-owned affiliate IOSsoft, Inc (USA) andsub-consultant Best Soft CJSC (Armenia) JV consistingof Astec GlobalConsultancy Ltd (Ireland) and Activis (Ireland) andsub-consultant Altacode LLC (Armenia) Synergy International Systems, Inc (USA) City/Country Ireland Greece USA Ireland USA Status: Awarded Consultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm EvaluatedConsultant/Firm TechnicalScore 92.36 80.05 88.32 77.10 76.68 FinancialScore 100 69.02 23.05 - - CombinedScore 93.89 77.84 75.27 - - Criteria SpecificExperience 3.83 4.33 4.00 3.83 4.17 Work Plan& Methodology 42.67 42.17 40.33 32.67 34.33 KeyExperts 45.86 33.55 43.99 40.60 38.18 Price as readout USD 225,700.00 excluding of allindirect local taxes EURO 298,020.00 excluding of all indirect local taxes USD 979,154.29 excluding of allindirect local taxes N/A N/A Final EvaluationPrice 108,031,305.00 AMD 156,511,163.40 AMD 468,672,200.91 AMD N/A N/A Final NegotiatedPrice USD270,840.00 (including USD 45,140.00non-resident VAT) N/A N/A N/A N/A Rank 1 2 3 Other ShortlistedConsultant(s)/Firm(s) Consultants'names dotGov Solutions LLC (USA) and sub-consultant Zenta Limited (Armenia) City/Country USA ProposalSubmitted: No

IDF-ADVOCATES TRAINING - P131126

Judicial Projects Implementation unit SI/JPIU | Published January 4, 2015  -  Deadline January 19, 2015
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Developing And Customizing Software For Organizing Webinars, Group Webcasts And Audio Discussions Country: Republic of Armenia Institution:World Bank Sector: Consulting Services Grant No. : TF013656 Project: Strengthening of Training Capacity of the School of Advocates of the Republic ofArmenia Title: Developing and Customizing Software for Organizing Webinars, Group Webcastsand AudioDiscussions Assignment Title: Developing and customizing software for organizing webinars, group webcasts and audiodiscussions The School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia has received through the Republic of Armenia a Grant from the World Bank toward the cost of the strengthening its training capacity, andintends to apply a part of the Grant proceeds for consulting services for the above referenceassignment. The consulting services (''the Services") include developing and customizing sophisticated distantlearning platform with real timepresence (Distant Learning Solution) based on the modern IT technologies which may be deployedfurther by the School of Advocates for organizing distant learning training activities and conducting evaluation/scoring oftrainees. For setting the system it is very important to identify all stakeholders for new Webinar. The project implementationperiod is from February 2015 to June 2015. The "Judicial Projects Implementation unit" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia nowinvites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The shortlisting criteria are: the Consultant's capacity for developing and customizing software webinars, group and /orcustomizing open source databases. The Consultant must meet the following minimum Qualifications: . Experience in large-scale system integration . At least three years of work experience in ICT field . Experience in mobile applications development . Experience in providing with in-depth research and advisoryservices The Consultant must have completed a minimum of one contract during the last five years for thefollowing assignments: (a) integration works of at least 1 system integration, the contract cost of whichis not less than AMD 50million. (b) 1 IOS and Android application. The Consultant must submit the description of the relevant project and the copy of thecontract. The Consultant must submit copies of founding documents, verifying the terms of itsactivity. The Consultant must be able to provide a team comprised of the followingexperts: ·       Project Manager - Experienced Project manager withrelated experience. ·       Specialists/Programmers - At least 3 specialists/programmers withat least 3 years of related experience. At least one specialist in Distance learning models. CVs of these experts should form part of the submission. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultant may associate with other firms in form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants'Qualifications method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, 9:00 to 18hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person or bymail or by e-mail) by January 19,2015. "Judicial Projects Implementation unit" SI/JPIU/ Attn. G. Khachatryan/Director of JPIU Halabyan street 41a, 14 floor 0078, Yerevan, Armenia Tel: +374 10 38 02 30 E-mail: georgi.khachatryan@justice.am

Education Improvement Project - P130182

 | Published May 13, 2016
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Development Of Architectural And Technical Design For 6 High Schools? Rehabilitation Bid/Contract ReferenceNo: QCBS-1/2015_EIP Scope of Contract:Development of Architectural and TechnicalDesignfor 6 High Schools' Rehabilitation Method of Selection:QCBS Duration of Contract: 2years Contract Signature Date:May 5, 2016 Evaluation Currency:Armenian Drams(AMD) Awarded Consultant(s)/Firm Name:HGSN LLC Address*: 16Kievyan Street, Yerevan 0028, Armenia Technical score: 87.4 Financial score: 100 Finalevaluation price (in evaluation currency): AMD 92,949,200 Finalscore: 89.92 Finalranking: 1 Finalnegotiated price (in evaluation currency): AMD 111,539,040 including taxes Evaluated Consultant(s)/Firm Name:Politecnica & IRD Engineering Joint Venture Address*: 220, Via G. Galilei ? 41126, Modena, Italy Technical score: 85.3 Financial score: 25.0 Finalevaluation price (in evaluation currency):AMD372,480,524 Finalscore: 73.24 Finalranking: 2 Evaluated Consultant(s)/Firm Name:HYDROPLAN Ingenieur ? GesellschaftmbH Address*: Prinz-Carl-Anlage 25 67547 Worms, Germany Technical score: 77.9 Financial score: 48.7 Finalevaluation price (in evaluation currency):AMD190,859,239 Finalscore: 72.06 Finalranking: 3 Rejected Consultant(s)/Firm Name:Harg Ltd. Address*: 29/4A Demirchyan str., Yerevan, Armenia Technical score: 48.8 Financial score: N/A Finalevaluation price (in evaluation currency):N/A Finalscore: N/A Reason for Rejection: The technicalscore was below the minimumqualifying score of 75points.

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline May 6, 2016
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Technical Supervision Of The Lrnip Af Year 1 Roads Rehabilitation Works REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTANT SERVICES) Country: Republic of Armenia Project: Loan No.: Additional Financing for the Lifeline Road Network ImprovementProject  (LRNIP AF) 8523-AM Assignment Title: Technical Supervision of theLRNIP AF Year 1 roads rehabilitation works Reference No.: Item #1, Technical Supervision ofLRNIP AF Y1 The Republic of Armenia has applied for an additional loan in amount of US$40 million financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Additional Financing for the Lifeline Road Network ImprovementProject (LRNIP AF) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services "Technical Supervision of the LRNIP AF Year 1roads rehabilitation works". The services include Technical Supervision of approximately 61,6 km roads rehabilitation civil works. The contract isexpected to start in June/July 2016 and be completed in July 2018 (including one yearDefect Liability Period). The Transport ProjectImplementation Unit StateInstitution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interestin providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform theservices (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills amongstaff,etc.). Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications (they are encouraged to form jointventures). A consultant will be selected in accordance withthe Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) selection procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines:  Selection andEmployment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers ("Consultant Guidelines" published on January 2011,revised July 2014). Interested consultants may obtain furtherinformation at the address below from 10:00 to 17:00 hours (local time), during the working days. Expressions of interest must be delivered to theaddress below by 06 May, 2016. Transport Project Implementation Unit StateInstitution Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Director Ministry of Transport and Communication 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010Armenia. Tel/Fax: (374-60) 540-525 E-mail: esargsyan@transportpiu.am, armenabovyan@transportpiu.am, hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am, satasatryan@transportpiu.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

 | Published November 3, 2015
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Consulting Servicesfor Preparation Of Design And Environmental Management Plans And Design Author Supervision For The Lrnip-af Year 1 Roads Rehabilitation Works Notice Type Contract Award Contracts  ReferenceNo D-LRNIP-AF-Y1 DAS-LRNIP-AF-Y1 Contract Description Consulting Services  for Preparation of Design and Environmental Management Plansand Design Author Supervision for the LRNIP-AF Year1 roads rehabilitation works Language of Notice English Method of Selection QCBS - Quality And Cost-Based Selection Duration of Contract 5.00 Month(s) 21.00 Month(s) Contract Signature Date 02-November-2015 Scope of Contracts: Preparation of Design and Environmental Management Plans for theLRNIP-AF Year1 roads rehabilitation works Design Author Supervision for the LRNIP-AF Year 1 roads rehabilitationworks Minimum Qualifying Technical Score: 75 Consultants'names Kocks ConsultGMBH "Dorproject" Institute LTD City/Country Germany Armenia Status: EvaluatedConsultant/Firm Awarded Consultant/Firm TechnicalScore 85.67 84.80 FinancialScore 45,57 100 CombinedScore 77,65 87,84 Criteria 1. Specificexperience of the Consultant (as a firm) relevant to the Assignment 5 5 2. Adequacyandquality of the proposed methodology, and  workplan in responding to the Terms of Reference 29.67 26.00 3. Key  Experts' qualifications and competence for theAssignment 51 50.55 4. Participation bynationals among proposed Key Staff 0 3.25 Price as readout 981,480 USD 447,270 USD Final EvaluationPrice 981,480 USD 447,270 USD Final NegotiatedPrice USD 361,470 (including local taxes) USD 85,800 (including local taxes) Rank 2 1 Other Shortlisted Consultant(s)/Firm(s) Consultants'names J/V: Lottiingegneria S.p.A (lead partner) and ARTSAKHROAD Institute CJSC (partner) J/V: DOHWAEngineering Co LTD and AdinfoSysMI  (sub-consultant) SAI CONSULTING ENGINEERS PVT. LTD J/V: S.I.N.A. S.p.A. (lead partner)and PolitecnicaIngegneria e Architettura Soc.Coop (partner) City/Country Italy/ Armenia Korea/Armenia India Italy/Italy ProposalSubmitted: no no no no

Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastr - P146994

Foreign Financing Projects Management Center (FFPMC) | Published October 14, 2015  -  Deadline October 28, 2015
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International Resident Advisor For National Accreditation Body REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) Republic of Armenia Trade Promotion and Quality InfrastructureProject Loan Number8390-AM Assignment Title: International Resident Advisor for NationalAccreditation Body Reference No. (As PerProcurement Plan): TPQI-C-3.2.9 The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Bank towardthe cost of the Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastructure Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The objective of the Assignment is to strengthen the capacity of the newNational Accreditation Body (NAB) to become an internationally-recognized accreditation institution. The Resident Advisor ('Consultant") will assist the Director of NAB indeveloping and implementing multi-year strategies, associated action plans, work programs and budget plans of the NAB, as well asin supporting NAB staffs to have the experience and expertise to manage accreditation through various trainings, according toestablished international guidelines and internationally accepted guidelines. The Consultant will be hired for one year period. In a case of satisfactory performance of Services bythe Consultant the extension of Contract duration will be discussed. Maximum duration of the Assignment is 150 working days fora minimum of 6 visits per year. Ministry of Economy of RA and Foreign Financing Projects Management Center of Ministry ofFinance of RA (FFPMC) now invite eligible Individual Consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide their CVas well as information demonstrating thatthey have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. QualificationRequirements For this assignment an individual Consultant will be hired, with the followingqualifications: ·         At least Master's degree in Engineering, Sciences or related field; ·         At least 10 years of experience in organizing of consulting services relating to accreditation in the region ortransition economies; ·         At least 5 years of work experience in a top management position of anaccreditation body; ·         Experience in supporting the accreditation body of European countries for membership to accreditationinternational organization; ·         Proven experience in design or development of an accreditation system and conformity assessment process inEuropean countries; ·        A solid knowledge of international bestpractices and targeted export countries' requirements for accreditation; ·         Demonstrate proven results achieved in European countries for membership to accreditation internationalorganization; ·         A detailed knowledge and experience of implementation of QMS accordingto ISO/IEC 17011, ISO/IEC 17025 andapplication documents related to ILAC, IAF and EA guidelines; ·         Experience in working on similar projects in transition countries would be an asset; ·         Good training, presentation, public speaking, diplomatic and written communication skills; ·         Excellent computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point); ·         Excellent command of spoken and written English; and ·         Understanding of Armenian or Russian will be an asset. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's"Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers",January 2011. ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V, "Selection ofIndividual Consultants" method procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: "Selectionand Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" January 2011. Further information can beobtained at the address below during officehours from 09:00 to 18:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by October 28, 2015, 18:00 (localtime). Mr. EdgarAvetyan ExecutiveDirector Foreign FinancingProjects Management Center (FFPMC) Address: Tigran Mets4, 3-rd floor, Yerevan, Republic ofArmenia Telephone: (374-11)91 05 81; E-mail: info@ffpmc.am

Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastr - P146994

Foreign Financing Projects Management Center (FFPMC) | Published September 25, 2015  -  Deadline October 9, 2015
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International Resident Advisor For National Accreditation Body REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) Republic of Armenia Trade Promotion and Quality InfrastructureProject Loan Number8390-AM Assignment Title: International Resident Advisor for NationalAccreditation Body Reference No. (As PerProcurement Plan): TPQI-C-3.2.9 The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Bank towardthe cost of the Trade Promotion and Quality Infrastructure Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The objective of the Assignment is to strengthen the capacity of the newNational Accreditation Body (NAB) to become an internationally-recognized accreditation institution. The Resident Advisor ('Consultant") will assist the Director of NAB indeveloping and implementing multi-year strategies, associated action plans, work programs and budget plans of the NAB, as well asin supporting NAB staffs to have the experience and expertise to manage accreditation through various trainings, according toestablished international guidelines and internationally accepted guidelines. The Consultant will be hired for one year period. In a case of satisfactory performance of Services bythe Consultant the extension of Contract duration will be discussed. Maximum duration of the Assignment is 150 working days fora minimum of 6 visits per year. Ministry of Economy of RA and Foreign Financing Projects Management Center of Ministry ofFinance of RA (FFPMC) now invite eligible Individual Consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide their CVas well as information demonstrating thatthey have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. QualificationRequirements For this assignment an individual Consultant will be hired, with the followingqualifications: ·      At least Master's degree in Engineering, Sciences or related field; ·      At least 10 years of experience in organizing of consulting services relating to accreditation in the region or transitioneconomies; ·      At least 5 years of work experience in a top management position of an accreditation body; ·      Experience in supporting the accreditation body of European countries for membership to accreditation internationalorganization; ·      Proven experience in design or development of an accreditation system and conformity assessment process in Europeancountries; ·      Asolid knowledge of international best practices and targeted export countries' requirements foraccreditation; ·      Demonstrate proven results achieved in European countries for membership to accreditation internationalorganization; ·      Adetailed knowledge and experience of implementation of QMS according to ISO/IEC 17011, ISO/IEC 17025 and applicationdocuments related to ILAC, IAF and EA guidelines; ·      Experience in working on similar projects in transition countries wouldbe an asset; ·      Good training, presentation, public speaking, diplomatic and written communication skills; ·      Excellent computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point); ·      Excellent command of spoken and written English; and ·       Understanding of Armenian or Russian will be an asset. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's"Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers",January 2011. ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with Section V, "Selection ofIndividual Consultants" method procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: "Selectionand Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" January 2011. Further information can beobtained at the address below during officehours from 09:00 to 18:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by October 9, 2015, 18:00 (localtime). Mr. Edgar Avetyan Executive Director Foreign Financing Projects ManagementCenter (FFPMC) Address: Tigran Mets 4, 3-rdfloor, Yerevan, Republic ofArmenia Telephone: (37411)910581; E-mail: info@ffpmc.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published April 8, 2015  -  Deadline May 5, 2015
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Design Of Lrnip-year 1 (2016) Additional Financing Roads REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Republic of Armenia Lifeline NetworkImprovement Project (LRNIP) Assignment Title:Design of LRNIP-Year 1 (2016) Additional FinancingRoads The Republic of Armenia has received a loan in amount US$ 45.0 millionfrom the World Bank toward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project (LRNIP),and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. Also, the government requested the World Bank toprovide additional financing in amount US$40.0 million to continue the LRNIP. The consulting services ("the Services") willinclude: (i)                 Surveys andpreparation of Designs (adopting international best practice) for rehabilitation of approximately 47 km roads to be rehabilitatedunder additional financing of the LRNIP in 2016 and Environmental Management Plans (referring to the social aspect of theassignment); (ii)               Design authorsupervision. The Services will be implemented under twoseparate contracts, i.e. lump-sum (for Design assignment) and time-based (for Design author supervisionassignment). The Contract is expected to start in end of 2015and completed in February 2016. The Transport Project Implementation Unit StateInstitution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") toindicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they havethe required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:General experience of the Consultant (as a firm)relevant to the Assignment, Specificexperience of the Consultant (as a firm) relevant to the Assignment. The attention of interested Consultants is drawnto paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers ("Consultant Guidelines" published on January 2011, revised as of July 2014), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in theform of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance withthe QCBS method set outin the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours 09:00 to 17:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 5May, 2015. Transport Project Implementation UnitState Institution Attn: Emil Sargsyan, Director Ministryof Transport and Communication 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010 Armenia. Fax: (374-60)540-525 Tel:(374-10) 54-57-48 E-mail: kbadalyan@transportpiu.am; esargsyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am; hordukhanyan@transportpiu.am

IDF-REGULATORY GUILLOTINE - P128769

Foreign Financing Projects Management Center of the Ministry of Finance of RA | Published March 17, 2015  -  Deadline March 30, 2015
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Strengthening Capacity Of Regulatory Reform Unit Of The Armenian Government On Regulatory Impact Assessments REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION) REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA STRENGTHENING CAPACITY OF REGULATORY REFORM UNIT OF THE ARMENIAN GOVERNMENTPROJECT GRANT N TF 011972 ASSIGNMENT TITLE: STRENGTHENING CAPACITYOF REGULATORY REFORM UNIT OF THE ARMENIAN GOVERNMENT ON REGULATORY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS REFERENCE No. (AS PER PROCUREMENT PLAN): SCRRU C-2.3 The Republic of Armenia has has received financing fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Strengthening Capacity of Regulatory ReformUnit of the Armenian Government Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services, the Regulatory ImpactAssessment (RIA), is aimed at building sustainable capacities in the Government that will result inbetter regulatory development and regulate the flow of new regulations by using RIAapproach to minimize the burden of the newregulations that affects both businesses and citizens in Armenia. The Project requiresthe services of the experienced International Consultant on the Regulatory Impact analysis to support the National Center forLegislative Regulation to make a comprehensive study of RIA and RIA related policies in the Republic of Armenia as well as bestpractices which would allow the Project to better direct and focus its capacity-building support. The Consultant will assist the Client in developing an appropriate RIA method andinstitutional implementation strategy, testing of the RIA method and procedures during pilot RIAs, and building the capacities ofMinistries as well to apply RIA implementation in Armenia. "National Center for LegislativeRegulation" PIU at the Government Staffof RA and Foreign Financing Projects Management Center of the RA Ministry of Finance (FFPMC) now invite eligible Individualconsultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Service. Interested Consultants should provide their CV, aswell as other information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform abovementionedServices. Implementation period of the assignment is about 6months. Thequalification requirements For the implementation of the assignment an individual consultant willbe hired, who mustmeet the following qualification requirements: -       Higher education in socialsciences/economics -       Extensive proven knowledge of and experiencein Regulatory Impact Assessment; -       Demonstrated experience in carrying out reforms in regulatoryassessment in similar consulting(s) for international agencies onthe Regulatory Impact analysis sector andspecialized subject area; -       Experience in conducting Regulatory Impact Assessment  on a country or aregionallevel; -       Experience in Regulatory Impact Assessment  in EU or EU countries is anadvantage; -       Successful experience in working withinternational donor community is an advantage; -       Experience in Armenia and/or other FSUor/and Eastern Europe countries is an advantage; -      Excellent research, communication and presentation skills; -       Be proficient in English language. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's"Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans & IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers"(January 2011, revised July, 2014) ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. An individual consultant will be hired in accordance with the Section V "Selection of IndividualConsultants" method procedures set out in the World Bank's "Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans& IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" January 2011. Further information can beobtained at the address below during officehours from 09:00 to 18:00 hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the addressbelow (in person or by e-mail) by March 30, 2015, 18:00 (local time). Mr. Edgar Avetyan Executive Director Foreign Financing Projects ManagementCenter of the Ministry of Finance of RA (FFPMC) Address: Tigran Mets 4, 3-rdfloor, Yerevan, Republic ofArmenia Telephone: (374-11) 91 05 81; (374-10) 5234 71 Fax: (374-10) 54 5708 E-mail: info@ffpmc.am

IDF-ADVOCATES TRAINING - P131126

Judicial Projects Implementation unit? SI/LPIU | Published November 3, 2014  -  Deadline November 20, 2014
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Review Of Existing Framework Of Pro-bono Legal Aid Services, Including International Best Practice On Pro-bono Legal Aid Services As Well As Financing Challenges Country: Republic of Armenia Institution:World Bank Sector: Consulting Services Deadline: 20  November 2014 Status: Published Grant No. : TF013656 Project: Strengthening of Training Capacity of the School of Advocates of the Republic ofArmenia Assignment Title: Review of Existing Framework of Pro-bono Legal Aid Services, Including International Best Practiceon Pro-bono Legal Aid Services As Well As Financing Challenges Project ID: IDF/C/05 Recipient/Bid No: Reference No The School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia has received through the Republic of Armenia a Grant from the World Bank toward the cost of the strengthening its training capacity, andintends to apply a part of the Grant proceeds for consulting services for the above referenceassignment. The consulting services (''the Services") include analysis ofpast and existing pro-bono legal aidservices in the country and international best practices of pro-bono legal aid services as well as carrying out of a nationalworkshop with participation of relevant ministries/agencies of the Government and civil society, international organizations anddonors present in the country. The goal of this workshop is to discuss the proposed objectives, delivery methods and implementationarrangements of the pro-bono legal aid service program. The project implementation period is from January 2015 to April2015. The "Judicial Projects Implementation unit" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia nowinvites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The shortlisting criteria are: the Consultant must possess substantial knowledge and actual experience in surveys andanalysis in the field of justice. The Consultant must meet the following minimum qualifications: -Experience in conducting surveys and producing analysis in social/ legal sectorresearch -Five years of work experience in designing/implementing pro-bonosystems -Proven skills in analyzing the legal framework and understanding institutional dynamics anddeveloping the recommendations based on the observations and research. The Consultant must submit copies of founding documents, verifying the terms of its activity. TheConsultant must be able to provide a team comprised of the following experts: Team leader (1) having Master's degree in Law, Sociology, Political Science, or other related fieldwith at least 7 years of relevant experience in consulting services in legal sector; excellent knowledge of English and Armenian,excellent computer literacy (MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint); Research Specialist (1) having Master's degree in Law or other related field with at least 5 years ofexperience in international research and advisory services, excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of Armenian,excellent computer literacy (MSWord, Excel,PowerPoint) Research Specialist (1) having Master's degree in Law or other related field with at least 5 years ofexperience in research and advisory services, excellent knowledge of English and Armenian, excellent computer literacy (MSWord,Excel, PowerPoint). CVs of these experts should form part of the submission. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultant may associate with other firms in form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants'Qualifications method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, 9:00 to 18hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person or bymail or by e-mail) by 20 November, 2014. "Judicial Projects Implementation unit" SI/LPIU/ Attn. G. Khachatryan/Director of JPIU Halabyan Street 41a, 14 floor 0078, Yerevan, Armenia Tel: +374 10 38 02 30 E-mail: georgi.khachatryan@justice.am

Kotayk Solid Waste Management Project - Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and Municipality Support Programme

 | Published August 28, 2014  -  Deadline September 30, 2014
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AMENDMENT: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH AND ARMENIAN (OR RUSSIAN) LANGUAGE Executing Agency (Client): RA Ministry of Territorial Administration on behalf of the Municipality of Hrazdan (acting for all eight participating municipalities) Assignment Description: The Republic of Armenia is divided into ten Marzes (provinces). Kotayk Marz (“Kotayk”) has a population of 240,000 and an area of 2100 km2. The capital of Kotayk is the City of Hrazdan. The Ministry of Urban Development (“MUD”) has approached the EBRD with a request to prepare and finance a regional sanitary landfill in Kotayk. This would be the country’s first sanitary landfill. Kotayk was selected due to its proximity to Yerevan, with the intention of creating a demonstration project for the entire country. The Project would focus on Abovian (population 60,000), Hrazdan (population 53,000), Charentsavan (population 18,000), Yeghvard (population 12,000) and adjacent villages including Tsakhadzor, Byureghavan and Nor Hachn as well as Sevan in the neighbouring Gegharkunik region (together, the “Participating Municipalities”). Ultimately, MUD intends to build seven regional sanitary landfills to serve the whole country. The Project comprises a EUR 3.5 million loan from the EBRD to the Government of Armenia under a sovereign guarantee, co-financed by a capex grant of EUR 3.5 million from the EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility. The project will comprise an upgrade of a selected existing dumpsite in Hrazdan into a regional sanitary landfill of approximately 20 ha, closure of remaining dumpsites (this will not be a part of the project – just monitored by the EBRD), purchase of vehicles, bins and equipment for waste management, possibly tendering out of waste collection in a transparent manner to private companies (subject for further assessment in parallel with project implementation) and creation of a Landfill Operating Company (the “Company”), operating as a commercially sustainable unit. At present, solid waste is disposed at six major dumpsites and numerous small dumpsites in Kotayk. Waste collection in some municipalities is carried out by communal service companies or is tendered out to private companies. In residential areas households dispose of waste into small containers, which are emptied by collection trucks. In other cities, due to the lack of containers and bins, waste is piled up at a small dumpsite with subsequent loading onto collection vehicles manually with spades or direct loading of waste delivered by residents into the waste collection trucks available according to schedule. Residents of rural areas generating about 30 per cent of total household waste amount in Kotayk have rather poor waste collection and management arrangements. This is inefficient and results in street littering and illegal dumping. At present the average waste tariff collection rate is less than 50 per cent. The responsibility for project implementation will remain with the Participating Municipalities. A Project Implementation Unit (“PIU”) will be established by Hrazdan, with representatives from each of the Participating Municipalities and the Kotayk Regional Administration, as well as from relevant ministries. The PIU will coordinate project implementation and ensure the interface between the Participating Municipalities as final beneficiaries and the various financiers and donors, with the relevant governmental ministries and agencies involved in the Project. The PIU will also be in charge of the preparation of consolidated reports to be sent to the Bank, on behalf of the Borrower, as well as the approval and channelling of the disbursement applications to the Ministry of Finance. To facilitate the implementation of the Project, the PIU is seeking to engage a consultant to support the Participating Municipalities in the establishment of the Company and further in a Corporate Development and Stakeholder Engagement Programme (“SPP”) for the Company (once established). The assignment consists of two main parts: (i) Part I: Support to PIU in establishment of the Company and a Shareholder Support Programme for the Participating Municipalities and (ii) Part II: Support to the Company for corporate development and stakeholder participation. The key counterpart for Part I of the assignment will be the PIU created by the Participating Municipalities while the key counterpart for Part II of the assignment is expected to be the Company (once established). Part I.1 – Establishment of the Company The Consultant shall assist the PIU and Participating Municipalities to establish the Company. The aim is to assist the PIU in selection of human resources with relevant/suitable qualifications; prepare a list of equipment needed for proper functioning of the Company and carry out initial trainings of staff on the basics of landfill management. Note: The Company will be wholly-owned by the Participating Municipalities. Rural communes will only pay a tipping fee for the waste transported to landfill. Hence, Part I.2 of the support programme will be carried out only for the Participating Municipalities. Part I.2 – Support Programme for the Participating Municipalities (i.e. the Shareholder Support Programme) The Consultant shall assist the PIU and the Participating Municipalities to implement the Project Agreement, which will be a key component of the financial structure for the Project. A related aim of the Shareholder Support Programme is to raise institutional capacity within the Participating Municipalities to assist them in managing the project in an effective manner as well as to raise their financial planning capacity and thereby improve their creditworthiness. Part II.1 – Corporate Development Programme for the Company The Consultant shall assist the Company to establish commercial standing, service and environmental and social performance by helping to identify and implement the necessary corporate, financial and operational improvements. This will be achieved via the development and implementation of a Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme. The Consultant shall also assist the Company to develop a medium-term focused corporate development plan and to improve its corporate planning capacity to assist its ongoing transition towards a self-sustaining entity and commercial operations. Part II.2 – Stakeholder Participation Programme Another objective is to implement the SPP, aimed at enhancing public ownership by encouraging, increasing public participation in the provision of solid waste services (service quality, rehabilitation activities, tariffs integrating poverty and social issues) and raising public awareness on issues related to the project implementation. Furthermore, the SPP will integrate poverty and social issues into the proposed tariff reforms and thereby assist the Company to improve its corporate governance. Throughout the entire assignment, the Consultant should coordinate all relevant activities with the consultant selected for the project related “Project Implementation Support Services”. The Consultant must set-out clear communication lines with the beneficiaries, so that they are able to draw on the support of the Consultant as required. It is envisaged that this will be best supplied through a combination of long-term and short-term expertise. Additional consultancy services are required for the Project. A further procurement notice has been published for the “Kotayk Solid Waste Management – Project Implementation Support” (TCS ID 34964). Please refer to NOTE 2 in section “Notes” of this procurement notice. Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or group of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2015 and has an estimated overall duration of 30 months. Maximum Budget available for the Assignment: EUR 400,000 (exclusive of VAT). The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed. Funding Source: EBRD Early Transition Countries Multi-Donor Fund. Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions. Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience in solid waste projects and in implementing the key areas of this assignment, in particular supporting public entities to develop and implement corporate, financial and operational improvements in Armenia and CIS. It is expected that the Consultant’s team of key experts will at least consist of: Project Manager/technical SWM expert; Financial Expert; Legal Expert; Environmental and Health and Safety Expert; Social Specialist; Local expertise. A key expert may fulfil more than one key expert role indicated above, please state clearly in CVs the proposed position of the individual key experts for the purposes of the assignment. Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted, the information submitted should include the following: brief overview of the firm/group of firms including company profile, organisation and staffing; details of similar experience of firm or group of firms and related assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, percentage carried out by consultant in case of association of firms or subcontracting, main activities, objectives; CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives. Completed Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc The expression of interest shall not exceed 20 pages (excluding CVs and contact sheet). One original and two copies of the expression of interest in English, and two copies in Armenian (or Russian), shall be submitted to the Client in an envelope marked “EXPRESSION OF INTEREST for Kotayk Solid Waste Management – Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and Municipality Support Programme”, to reach the Client not later than the due date above. In case of discrepancies English version of the EOI will prevail. The expression of interest should also be submitted electronically. One electronic copy in English and Armenian (or Russian) should be submitted to the EBRD’s contact person by the same due date. Important Notes: Note 1 Following this invitation for expressions of interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant selection and contracting will be subject to availability of funding. Note 2 A parallel assignment is published for “Kotayk Solid Waste Management – Project Implementation Support”, please note that interested firms may apply for both assignments (“Kotayk Solid Waste Management – Project Implementation Support” and “Kotayk Solid Waste Management – Corporate Development, Stakeholder Participation and Municipality Support Programme”) but will be awarded only one of the contracts. Note 3 The shortlilsting criteria are as follows: 1) Firm’s prvious experience in the solid waste sector projects - 15%; 2) Firm’s previous experience in supporting public entities to develop and implement corporate, financial and operational improvements - 25%; 3) Firm’s experience of comparable assignments in Armenia and CIS 20% 4) Team composition and CVs of key experts in line with the procurement notice - 40%.

Gyumri Urban Roads - Feasibility Study for Street Lighting

 | Published January 20, 2017  -  Deadline February 9, 2017
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Project Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) is supporting the City of Gyumri (Gyumri or the City) finance the rehabilitation of major streets, as well as the modernisation of street lighting in the City (the Project). Gyumri’s street network is currently illuminated through a network of around 4,970 street lights, of which some 80 per cent are operational. The street lighting installation consists mainly of old, inefficient and environmentally polluting mercury-based luminaires. The heavy-metal based content of the current lighting system contributes to energy waste and is a considerable environmental hazard when disposed into land-fills. Due to the antiquated condition, and the high percentage of non-functional lights, a large part of the streets, including some primary roads in the city centre, are not sufficiently illuminated, which results in decreased road safety and increased public security concerns. The City is therefore seeking to modernise its street lighting. It has embarked on a limited pilot to replace existing lanterns with modern energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) lanterns, however, to date limited improvements have been made to the electrical cabling which is mostly in a poor and potentially dangerous condition. The proposed investments will ensure that fit for purpose street lighting equipment with safe electrical cabling is installed in the City along the roads that are being rehabilitated under the Project.

Assignment Description:
Given the investment requirements above, the Bank is seeking to engage a consulting company (the Consultant) to perform a feasibility study (the Assignment) for the street lighting component (the SL component) under the Project. The expected outcome of the Assignment is to provide the Bank with clear external analysis and recommendations concerning the SL component from a technical, engineering and institutional perspective, with a view towards financing the SL component to produce a modern energy efficient street lighting system for the City while also achieving improved efficiencies. The Consultant will carefully assess the priority investment plans of the City for public lighting, together with any feasibility studies, drawings and designs which are already prepared. The Consultant will closely liaise with the Project Implementation Support consultants (the PIS Consultant) that will be hired to prepare the tender documents and assist in procurement for the Project including preparing the tender documents and procurement for a long-term maintenance contract covering street and street lighting infrastructure to be contracted to the private sector. The Consultant shall, taking into account the EBRD’s environmental, technical and procurement policies and procedures identify those investments that best fit within the scope of the Project and within the estimated SL component budget. The Consultant shall prepare a report with justified recommendations for consideration by the City and the Bank.

The Consultant is expected to carry out the following specific tasks:

a. Review, summarise and document any road and street development plans, available studies by local or
international institutions and the City’s investment proposals, and set out the rationale and justification for
the SL component investments. The Consultant will take into consideration the current technical condition and lighting quality of selected streets and related infrastructure, scope and initial results of the LED pilot being implemented by the City as well as ongoing consultancy or contractors’ work related to the overall Project;

b. Determine the scope of the SL component that would be financed in the total amount of EUR 6 million by preparing the priority investment programme based on the cost-benefit analysis. This will purely focus on the modernisation of the street lighting system in the City and will take into account the existing City plans and street lighting modernisation that will have been undertaken by the time of this assignment. The Consultant will also outline possible future expansion of the street lighting system which may be anticipated within City plans and future developments.

c. Study and confirm the new and innovative green technology, specifically in carbon/economic savings, to be achieved in the SL component. Prepare the estimates of the energy savings to be achieved as a result of the SL component and the related CO2 reduction as well as other technical outcomes of the SL component. The format of the corresponding deliverable should be sought from the Bank.

d. Provide current costs associated with the new lighting infrastructure and estimate a 10-year outlook of the potential energy and – separately – maintenance cost reduction of the same infrastructure, and then compare the cost savings of the delayed implementation with the cost savings, including energy, carbon and system management, of the instant implementation.

e. Assemble and review all available relevant data, reports, designs and mapping for the proposed investments, and advise on any additional design work that may be required;

f. Advise the Bank on the appropriateness of the current lighting set up in relation to traffic demands, road and pedestrian safety, etc. Taking into account the existing Feasibility Study and other available materials, the Consultant will review existing street lighting system, including inventory and energy audit, and define the new LED investments including definition of system components and functionality, costs, operational and performance requirements, comprising control centre, wifi additionality and other possible smart city components;

g. Set out the scope, process and budget for the City to complete all necessary planning and design work for the recommended SL component, including economic evaluation;

h. Perform a legal and regulatory assessment of a future proposed structure and changes to existing city operator, including outline of any legal requirements to implement the SL component;

i. Prepare a basic economic internal rate of return (“EIRR”) of the proposed public lighting investments within the SL component;

j. Prepare a Cost Table, giving best estimates of the costs of SL component preparation including preparation of detailed design documentation, construction/implementation, works supervision costs, based on currently available information. Cost estimates should be presented separately for each segment, based on local or other relevant construction markets. The cost estimates for the details design shall include, where applicable, the cost of any surveys;

k. Prepare a draft Procurement Plan and Implementation Plan – with the recommended procurement strategy and appropriate descriptive text – for inclusion in the Bank’s internal processing documents;

l. In co-operation with the PIS Consultant as may be relevant propose a general bid evaluation methodology with appropriate criteria for tendering out rehabilitation of the street lighting system. The evaluation criteria shall include, among others, the extent to which the bidder has had experience in street lighting contracting projects;

m. Carry out an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the SL component in accordance with the national laws, the EIA Directive, EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (2008) and its relevant Performance Requirements (PRs).

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 weeks.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 120,000 (exclusive of VAT).

The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purhcased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: EBRD Shareholder Special Fund

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: The consultant will be a firm or group of firms with previous project experience preferably in developing urban street lighting, urban energy and/or smart city projects in Armenia, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The Consultant will ensure that appropriately qualified experts are available, as required, for each of the different tasks outlined above. It is expected that the Assignment will be led by an appropriately qualified Team Leader/Project Manager accompanied by both key and non-key experts.

The Consultant’s team is expected to include Key Experts covering preferably the following disciplines:
Key Expert 1: Civil / traffic Engineer with preferably eight years’ or more previous project experience in carrying out feasibility and preliminary design studies for road projects. Preferably four years’ experience is required of the planning and design of urban road improvements.

Key Expert 2: Electrical / Public Lighting Expert with preferably five years’ previous project experience in similar projects.

Key Expert 3: IT Specialist with preferably five years’ or more previous project experience in similar urban projects and street lighting systems.

Key Expert 4: Procurement Expert with preferably five years’ or more previous project experience in private sector contracts, including DBOM and energy performance contracts;

Key Expert 5: Legal Expert with preferably five years’ or more previous project experience carrying out legal assessments in similar fields.

Key Expert 6: Financial Expert with preferably eight years’ or more previous project experience carrying out financial analyses for similar projects.

Key Expert 7: Environmental and Social Specialist with preferably five years’ or more previous project experience in: (a) carrying out environmental impact studies of road projects. The Environmental Specialist should also have preferably 5 years’ or more previous project experience in carrying out environmental impact assessments in accordance with the environmental policy, guidelines and requirements of the EU and major international financial institutions (IFIs).


The Team Leader nominated for the assignment should be from either Key Expert 1 or 2, namely Civil/Traffic Engineer or Electrical/Public Lighting Expert, and should possess previous project experience (e.g. long-term operation and maintenance contracts) where performance-based approach or life-cycle costing was employed.

Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be shortlisted for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.

3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.


The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through eSelection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person
James Yoo
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 6369
Email: YooJ@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and not to this email address)

Notes:
1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.
2. The shortlist criteria are:
a) Firm’s previous project experience in developing urban street lighting, urban energy and/or smart city projects - 35%.
b) Firm’s previous project experience in Armenia, eastern Europe and the Caucasus - 15%.
c) CVs of Key Experts 1-7 - 50%

IDF-ADVOCATES TRAINING - P131126

Judicial Projects Implementation unit SI/LPIU/ | Published January 22, 2015  -  Deadline February 16, 2015
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Developing A Medium Term Strategy/program For Continuing Legal Education Offered By The School Of Advocates Of Therepublic Of Armenia Country: Republic of Armenia Institution:World Bank Sector: Consulting Services Deadline: February 16, 2015 Status: Published Grant No. : TF013656 Project: Strengthening of Training Capacity of the School of Advocates of the Republic ofArmenia Assignment Title: Developing a medium term strategy/program for continuing legal education offered bythe School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia Project ID: IDF/C/03 Recipient/Bid No: Reference No The School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia has received through the Republic of Armenia a Grant from the World Bank toward the cost of the strengthening its training capacity, andintends to apply a part of the Grant proceeds for consulting services for the above referenceassignment. The consulting services (''the Services") intend to strengthen the capacity of the School ofAdvocates (the Client) of the RA in designing and providing effective training to students by developing a predictable and forthcoming medium term strategy/program for continuing legal education offered bySOA for the period of next five years. The project implementation period is from April 2015 to June2015. The "Judicial Projects Implementation unit" of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia nowinvites eligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultantsshould provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform theServices. The shortlisting criteria are: -       Proven experience in developing of strategy/program  for professionalgrowth by means of applying  innovative and modern preferably information technologytraining tools; -       Three years of work experience in designing/implementing educational strategies/program for professionals, includinglawyers, advocates, legal practitioners, policy makers or civil servants; -       Proven skills in analyzing legal training framework and understanding on how to design and prepare strategy/programfor professional growth and utilize the latest innovative information technology (IT) tools in training program design anddelivery. The Consultant must submit copies of founding documents, verifying the terms of its activity. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultant may associate with other firms in form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhancetheir qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants'Qualifications method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours, 9:00 to 18hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person or bymail or by e-mail) by 16 February, 2015. "Judicial Projects Implementation unit" SI/LPIU/ Attn. G. Khachatryan/Director of JPIU Halabyan Street 41a, 14 floor 0078, Yerevan, Armenia Tel: +374 10 38 02 30 E-mail: georgi.khachatryan@justice.am

LIFELINE ROAD NETWORK IMPROVEMENT PROJ - P126782

Transport Project Implementation Unit State Institution | Published December 16, 2014  -  Deadline January 14, 2015
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Technical Supervision Of The Lrnip Year 3 And Year 4 Roads Rehabilitation And Black Spots Improvements Civil Works REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES? FIRMS SELECTION) Armenia Lifeline Network Improvement Project (LRNIP) Loan No. 8229-AM Assignment Title: Technical Supervision of the LRNIPYear 3 and Year 4 roads rehabilitation and black spots improvements civil works Reference No. :Item #8, Consulting Services,Procurement Plan (December 12, 2014), Armenia: Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project The Republic of Armenia has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Lifeline Roads Network Improvement Project (LRNIP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services("the Services") include Technical Supervision for about 118 km of roads rehabilitation works to ensure that civil works arecarried out in full compliance with the engineering design, technical specifications and other contract documents (Contract) inorder to achieve timely completion and high quality of construction. The assignment is expected to start in end of April 2015 andbecompleted in June 2017 (including one year Defect Liability Period). The Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution of the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia now invites eligible consultingfirms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications andrelevant experience to perform the Services.The shortlistingcriteriaare: General experience of the Consultant (as a firm) relevant to the Assignment, Specific experience of theConsultant (as a firm) relevant to the Assignment. The attention of interestedConsultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. Consultants may associatewith other firms in the form of a joint venture or a subconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected inaccordance with the Quality- and Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can beobtained at the address below from 09:00 to17:00 hours. Expressions of interest mustbedelivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or bymail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 14 January, 2015. Transport ProjectImplementation Unit State Institution Attn:Emil Sargsyan, Director Ministry of Transport andCommunication 28 Nalbandyan St. Yerevan 0010 Armenia. Tel/Fax: (374-60) 540-525 E-mail: esargsyan@transportpiu.am; kbadalyan@transportpiu.am; tjanoyan@transportpiu.am;

IRRIGATION SYSTEM ENHANCEMENT PROJECT - P127759

 | Published May 27, 2015
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?technical Supervision Over Rehabilitation Of Diversion Canals Of Achajur, Noyemberyan 4-stage, Zeytun-haghtanak, Metsamor (tandzut Ghamlu) And Ghara-ghala Pumps Stations?, Isep/qcbs/sw-14/002. Contract Award NoticeProject Name: Irrigation Systems EnhancementProject (ISEP)Country: Republic of ArmeniaIBRDLoan No.: 8267AM Contract Ref .No: "Technical Supervision overRehabilitation of Diversion Canals of Achajur, Noyemberyan 4-stage, Zeytun-Haghtanak, Metsamor (Tandzut Ghamlu) and Ghara-GhalaPumps Stations", ISEP/QCBS/SW-14/002 Method of Selection: Quality-Cost Based Selection (QCBS) Minimum Qualifying Technical Score (St): 75 points Scope of Contract: The selected consulting firmshall carry out technical and quality supervision for rehabilitation of outlet canals of 5 (five) pumping stations with totallength of about 25 km canals. Duration of Contracts: 18 months aftercommencement of services. Contract Signature Date: May 22,  2015 Consultants'names JV of "BABIS" LLC - "KOMSSHIN" LLC in association with "Sincertificate" LLC (asa Sub-consultant, Armenia) JV of "IRD Engineering" Srl?"IRD International" SA -"SWS ConsultingEngineering" Srl JV of "CES Consulting EngineersSalzgitter" GmbH  ? "NUAC" in association with "Modul 2015" LLC (as Sub-Consultant,Armenia) JV of "AGRER n.a." S.A. - "AdInfoSys MI" CJSC in association with "IWPHE" CJSC(as Sub-Consultant, Armenia) Rejected Firm City/Country Yerevan/Armenia Rome/Italy Braunschweig/ Germany Brussels/Belgium Status: Awarded Firm Evaluated Firm Evaluated Firm Evaluated Firm Technical Score(weighted) 71.32 71.37 72.24 70.30 "None" Financial Score(weighted) 20.00 2.41 15.04 13.79 Combined Score 91.32 73.78 87.28 84.10 Criteria: (i) SpecificExperience 4.44 4.69 5.00 4.56 (ii) Methodology &Work Plan (Sub-criteria): 27.25 27.50 29.13 26.63 a) Methodology 18.50 19.00 19.50 18.50 b)Work Plan 8.75 8.50 9.63 8.13 (iii) KeyExperts 52.46 52.28 51.22 52.06 (iv) Localinput 5.00 4.74 4.96 4.63 Price as read out AMD 45,476,000.0 USD 798,600.0 USD 128,023.25 USD 69,399.83 & AMD33,162,772.0 Evaluation Curency(AMD) n/a 1USD=472.28 AMD 1USD=472.28 AMD 1USD=472.28 AMD Final Evaluation Price(AMD) 45,476,000.0 377,162,808.00 60,477,933.47 65,938,923.7 Final Negotiated Price,including local indirect taxes AMD 47,749,800.00 n/a n/a n/a Rank I IV II III OtherShortlisted Firms: Consultants'names "Oriental Consultants Global" Ltd in association with "Jrtuc" LLC (asSub-Consultant, Armenia) "FICHTNER GmbH & CO. KG City/Country Tokyo/Japan Stuttgart/Germany ProposalSubmitted: No No

Armenia: Water Investment Programme - Feasibility Study

 | Published January 27, 2015  -  Deadline February 16, 2015
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Assignment Description:
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") is considering providing a sovereign loan of up to EUR 30 million to be on-lent to the Armenia Water and Sewerage CJSC (the "Company" or "AWSC"). The Bank’s loan is expected to be co-financed by a sovereign loan from the European Investment Bank ("EIB") of EUR 30 million and an investment grant from international donor(s) of EUR 20 million. The proceeds of the loan and grant will be used to rehabilitate water supply in ten regions of Armenia and wastewater infrastructure in three regions of Armenia as well as to procure operating assets such as water meters, control systems and pumps (the "Project"). The investments will reduce water losses and improve system performance and reduce operational costs. The wastewater investments will significantly reduce pollution through untreated sewerage.


The Government of Armenia ("GoA") has embarked on sector reforms in the water and wastewater sector. During the last decade, the GoA has restructured the water sector and adopted a new water code. The State Committee of Water Economy ("SCWE" or the "Client") of the Ministry of Agriculture was established in 2002. Management and lease contracts with private water operators have been concluded along with large investments in water infrastructure upgrades. All this resulted in a remarkable improvement in service delivery, the reduction of operation costs and the increase of revenues. Currently there are five water companies which are managed by three private operators:
- AWSC serving 0.62 million population in several regions of Armenia under a Management Contract with SAUR;
- Yerevan Djur serving 1 million population under a Lease Arrangement with Veolia;
- Three regional utilities (Nor Akunq, Lori and Shirak) serving 0.32 million population under a Management Contract with a consortium of companies MVV Decon, MVV Energie, AEG Service under SAUR’s leadership (since January 1, 2014).


Outside the service areas of the 5 major water and sewerage companies there are about 560 communities (with a population of 650,000) which have different organisational arrangements for water system management.


The involvement of the private sector has resulted in significant performance improvements, particularly in service delivery, reduction of non-revenue water, reduction of operation costs and increase of revenues.

However, there are several key challenges remaining to be addressed in the next decade: (i) low levels of tariff resulting in inadequate financial viability of water companies and low investments in capital maintenance and repair, (ii) low levels of service and high investment needs for communities not covered by water operators, (iii) high levels of water losses in the systems, (iv) lack of strategic planning in the sector, and (v) low coverage of wastewater collection and wastewater treatment.


The GoA is therefore about to launch a "second generation" of reforms in the water sector. It is agreed that after termination of the ongoing lease and management contracts the sector weaknesses should be addressed by restructuring not only the water management system but also the legal and regulatory framework with particular focus on institutional solutions for the rural water sector.


For that purpose the GoA in cooperation with international financial institutions (e.g. the Bank, WB, KfW, ADB and EIB) has initiated implementation of several technical assistance projects in order to properly design the "architecture" of the second generation of reforms in the water sector. These studies will be made available for the Consultant for background information for this assignment.


The EBRD is now seeking to select and engage a consultant (the "Consultant") to implement a Feasibility Study for the Project, including a technical, financial, environmental and social due diligence (the "Assignment").


The main objective of this Assignment is to assist the Bank with the technical, financial, environmental and social due diligence of the Project, as well as to identify how the Project can ensure that men and women are enabled to benefit equally from Project activities. Specifically, the Consultant is expected to implement the following tasks:
- Identify the priority investments including preparation of a detailed budget for the investment programme and propose to the Bank a final list of investments to be designed and prepared for financing;
- Perform technical due diligence to review the proposed investments and set out the rationale for the investments in the context of the investments selected, cost saving, reduction of water losses, restoration of the greatest hours of reliable water supply, rehabilitation of wastewater collection and treatment, and any other current and anticipated policies;
- Estimate the economic and financial internal rates of return ("IRR") of the proposed Project investments and identify key cost reduction elements;
- Prepare a Financial Model and projections for the Company;
- Prepare an affordability analysis;
- Undertake environmental and social ("E&S") due diligence including: defining the Project’s area of influence; reviewing the existing environmental and social conditions; identifying and assessing the Project’s environmental and social risks, adverse impacts and benefits; assessing the Project’s compliance with the EBRD Performance Requirements ("PRs") relevant to the Project, including local and EU environmental standards. Based on the results of E&S due diligence prepare an Environment.al and Social Action Plan ("ESAP") and a Stakeholder Engagement Plan ("SEP");
- Identify gender issues and perspectives that can be incorporated into Project activities; i.e. with respect to the rehabilitation of the service, implementation and operation of the Project.


Status of Selection Process:
Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest.


Assignment Start Date and Duration:
The assignment is expected to start in Q2 2015 and last for 8 months.


Maximum Budget available for the Assignment:
EUR 1,200,000; Exclusive of VAT.
The consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the Bank's special status as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.


Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the EBRD Technical Cooperation funds. Contracting will be subject to availability of funding.


Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.


Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or consortium of firms with extensive experience in:
- Conducting feasibility studies, including technical, financial, environmental and social due diligence in the water and wastewater sector.
- Conducting water and wastewater sector assignments in the region, preferably for International Finance Institution (IFIs).


The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following key experts:
- Water and wastewater expert
- Civil engineering expert
- Financial expert
- Procurement expert
- Environmental impact assessment expert
- Social impact assessment expert


It is recommended that a part of the consultancy input will be carried out by local sub-consultants.


Submission Requirements:
In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:
1) Company/group of firms’ profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages);
2) Details of previous project experience or similar assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives;
3) CVs of key experts who could be available to work on the Assignment with details of the experts’ professional experience;
4) Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.


The above information should not exceed 20 pages excluding CVs and Contact sheet.


The complete expression of interest (including CVs and Contact Sheet) should be submitted in English, electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf or Word). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.


EBRD Contact:

Sophie Medert
TC Team Advisor
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7371, Fax: +44 20 7338 7451
e-mail: mederts@ebrd.com


Notes:
1) Following this Invitation for Expression of Interest, a shortlist of qualified firms will be formally invited to submit proposals. Consultant shortlisting and selection is subject to availability of funding.
2) Please note that contracting will be subject to 1) the necessary co-financing being obtained for the investment and 2) a Sovereign Guarantee being agreed.
3) Please note that Consultants participating in the selection process for TCS 348: Armenia – Water Investment Programme – PPP Transaction Advisor, published on EBRD website on the 5th November 2014, will be allowed to participate in the selection for the assignment subject to this procurement notice, but will be eligible to be awarded only one of the assignments.
4) Please note that following Article 1.9 of EBRD’s Clients Guidelines, the Consultant who is selected to implement the Feasibility Study subject to this procurement notice will not be permitted to participate in the selection process for the upcoming assignment: Armenia – Water Investment Programme – Project Implementation Support.
5) Shortlisting criteria and respective weightings are:
a) Firm’s experience in conducting Feasibility studies, including technical, financial, environmental and social due diligence in the water and wastewater sector – 35%
b) Firm’s experience in conducting water and wastewater sector assignments in the region, preferably for International Finance Institution (IFIs) or equivalent – 15%
c) CVs of key experts with relevant experience as per above - 50%.

Geothermal Exploratory Drilling Project - P152039

Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund | Published November 4, 2014  -  Deadline November 18, 2014
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Consulting Services For Supporting With Preparation Of Bidding Documents For Exploratory Drilling. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST Geothermal drilling consultant tosupport with preparation ofbidding documents for exploratory drilling, GPP-CS-4/2014 Republic of Armenia GEOTHERMAL POWER PROJECT CONSULTING SERVICES, INDIVIDUAL consultant Project #: P152039 Expressions ofinterest This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in          UN Development Business (on line) dated August 20, 2014 and in www.gnumner.am (www.procurement.am) website. The Republic of Armenia received a grant from Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program(SREP) under Climate Investment Fund umbrella, and intends to apply part of the proceeds on consulting services for supporting with preparation of bidding documents forexploratory drilling. The main objective of this assignment is to prepare the technical specifications ofthe bidding documents for the slim wells, as well as provide other technical input to the procurement process asrequired. The geothermal expert with international experience will have the following main responsibilities: Task 1: Prepare all the technical inputs for the bidding documents for drilling oftwo slim wells. Task 2: Provide technical inputs when preparing the time-table for procurement ofthe exploratory drilling contractor and the associated consultant services required during the drilling of slim wells. This shouldinclude advice to the R2E2 Fund on industry standard times for drilling of slim wells and on otherassociated consultant servicesrequired during and after the drillingoperation. The Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund(R2E2 Fund) nowinvites eligible consultants toindicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultantsshould submit their CVs, which contain information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experienceto perform the Services. Qualifications required Master's degree in engineering, geology, orequivalent fieldAtleast 15 years of experience working in the geothermal sectorProven experience in design andimplementation of drilling programsFamiliarity with World Bank geothermalprojects is a plusSpoken and written fluency in English is amust Theselection criteria are: ·            General qualification ·            Adequacy for the project ·      Language and relevant experience The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grantsby World Bank Borrowers" published by the Bank in January 2011, Revised July 2014, setting forth the World Bank's policy onconflict of interest. A consultant will be selected in accordance withthe procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employmentof Consultants Under IBRD loans and IDA Credits by World Bank Borrowers by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011, Revised July 2014). Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 9:00-17:30(GMT+4:00). Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by November 18, 2014, 17:00(GMT+4:00). Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund Address: 32 Proshyan Street, 1st lane, City: Yerevan, Country: Republicof Armenia Attention: Mrs. Tamara Babayan, Director Phone: +37410-588011; Fax: +37410-541732 E-mail: g.zara@r2e2.am; info@r2e2.am;

E-SOCIETY & INNOVATION - P115647

Foreign Financing Projects Management Center (FFPMC | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline August 18, 2015
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Armenian It Representation In The Us Request for Expressions of Interest of ConsultantCompany REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA WORLD BANK's E-SOCIETY ANDINNOVATION FOR COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT CONSULTINGSERVICES Loan Number:7963-AM Expressions of Interest This request for expressions of interest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared inDevelopment Business as of 13 October 2010. The Republic of Armenia has receiveda loan from the International Bank ofReconstruction and Development (IBRD) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan for the payments under the contractsof this loan for consultant services.The services include: Armenian IT Representation in the US. The main objective of the Armenian-American IT Promotion Initiative is to establish adirect link with the world'sleading ICT/High Tech hub and to foster the development of Armenia's IT industry by promoting accelerating andinvestmentopportunities via intensive mentoring/coaching and promotional activities, and physical presence in SiliconValley. The selected Consultant Company will implement the following main activities: Explore opportunities for collaboration and establish links with investment promotion entities,accelerators, VC funds, angel networks, business development institutions and agencies;Assist EIF in identification and selection of Armenian ITstart-ups/companies;Identification of mentors in the US to assist Armenian start-up companies in development of company/productpromotion strategy, preparation of company's portfolio including marketing plans and presentation materials;Identification of acceleration programs and investors (angels and VC) in the US and introduction of selectedArmenian start-ups' and their products/solutions; Facilitate the process of start-ups' applying to acceleration programs, VC funds,angel networks. If needed,provide basic legal/accounting and business consulting to Armenian start-ups in the US;Coordinate visits ofArmenian IT start-ups' representatives to US, particularly providing services in planning andarranging pitching events and meeting with potential partners/investors. The Consultant will also carry out thefollowing: Raising general awareness on the Armenian IT industry in the US market by a) access to business communitynetworking events, b) organization of pitching/outreach events; Provide assistance in organization of the Armtech Congress to be held in the US in May2016. Theservices are expected to start in December 2015 and will last 6 months. Requiredqualifications. Consultant Company should have: At least 5years of operations in IT/HighTech industry;Proven trackrecord in IT product and services sales and promotion, preferably in the target US market;Availabilityof necessary infrastructure and resources, such as office facilities, pool of experts andspecialists;Availabilityof local partner to implement local activities;Extensivebusiness network of accelerating, investment, and business development agencies; Experience ofinteracting/cooperation with global brands is an asset. TheForeignFinancing Projects Management Center of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Armenia now invites eligible consultantcompanies to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consulting companies, which meet the above-mentionedqualification requirements must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services(information on general work experience of the company, description and work experience in the implementation of the similarassignments during the last years, availability of appropriate skills among the staff, their CVs, etc.). A consultant company will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Section III- Selection basedon the Consultants' Qualifications of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowerspublished by the World Bank in May 2004. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 09.00 to 18.00 hours of local time. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below by 18 ofAugust,2015,18.00(local time ). Your Expression of interest may be submitted electronically at the e-mail addressbelow: Mr. EdgarAvetyan ExecutiveDirector, Foreign Financing Projects Management Center(FFPMC) Ministry ofFinance 3-rd Floor, 4 Tigran MetsAvenue Yerevan, Republic ofArmenia Telephone: (374-11) 910581 Fax: (374-10) 545 708 info@ffpmc.am